Summary: Do not think that God will reward you by Harming who you think is His enemy!
Did I tell you to do that?
You’ll be happy to know that the Lord has released me from I Samuel and now He has me in II Samuel. As I was reading in the 4th Chapter the Lord started to speak with me concerning these passages.
It is just after David is anointed King. Turn to II Samuel chapter 4 1 When Saul’s son heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he lost heart, and all Israel was troubled. 2Now Saul’s son had two men who were captains of troops. The name of one was Baanah and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin. (For Beeroth also was part of Benjamin, 3because the Beerothites fled to Gittaim and have been sojourners there until this day.)
4Jonathan, Saul’s son, had a son who was lame in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel; and his nurse took him up and fled. And it happened, as she made haste to flee, that he fell and became lame. His name was Mephibosheth.
5Then the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, Rechab and Baanah, set out and came at about the heat of the day to the house of Ishbosheth, who was lying on his bed at noon. 6And they came there, all the way into the house, as though to get wheat, and they stabbed him in the stomach. Then Rechab and Baanah his brother escaped. 7For when they came into the house, he was lying on his bed in his bedroom; then they struck him and killed him, beheaded him and took his head, and were all night escaping through the plain. 8And they brought the head of Ishbosheth to David at Hebron, and said to the king, "Here is the head of Ishbosheth, the son of Saul your enemy, who sought your life; and the LORD has avenged my lord the king this day of Saul and his descendants."
9But David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all adversity, 10when someone told me, saying, "Look, Saul is dead,’ thinking to have brought good news, I arrested him and had him executed in Ziklag--the one who thought I would give him a reward for his news. 11How much more, when wicked men have killed a righteous person in his own house on his bed? Therefore, shall I not now require his blood at your hand and remove you from the earth?" 12So David commanded his young men, and they executed them, cut off their hands and feet, and hanged them by the pool in Hebron. But they took the head of Ishbosheth and buried it in the tomb of Abner in Hebron.
This is what the Lord shared with me. Do you think that as born again Spirit filled Christians it pleases me to hear you belittle those who are not spirit filled? We tend to think that if someone is not spirit filled they are the enemy of God and so we poke fun or ridicule their beliefs. We call them the frozen chosen , because they are less animated or they don’t dance or wave banners.
The Lord said that they are My children as much as any of you are, and if you think that you are doing something grand by lifting their heads up to me in ridicule, then you better take a hard look at these scriptures. You are in essence shedding innocent blood and you will be held accountable by Me. And you my conservative children, do you think by calling my Pentecostal Believers devil talkers you honor Me? You will be held accountable for coming against My Holy Spirit, not man! Look Lord I bring you the head of a Baptist! Look Lord I bring you the head of a devil talker!
I want you to start a new practice. First, repent for demeaning those Christian brothers and sisters that you thought were less than you or less informed than you, and then preach the good news of Jesus Christ not what you think is important. We get so caught up in the gifts of the Spirit that we lose focus on what is really important. Do you recall when the Disciples came back from the mission Jesus sent them on? They went on as we do, about the miraculous things that took place on our mission trip, talking about who was healed in a most miraculous way, who was set free from bondage, whose heart was healed by the Holy Spirit. Listen to what the Lord said about all of this after the return of the 70 disciples who He sent out two by two into the land to preach the good news